I have been on the Combined pill on and off continuously since I was 16/17 years old. I have had no problems and feel its gotten used to my body now. However recently I’ve found out there are 2 small cysts in my right boob and thought I should come off the hormones until its been investigated. All is fine thankfully and I’ve been told there is nothing to worry about. Ideally I would like to go back on to the Combined pill and they told me they wouldn’t see any reason why i shouldn’t take it but they suggested POP might be a better option.
My main concern and fears are mood changes, weight gain, acne and not having periods. Can anyone shed some light on what their experience with POP is and whether their side effects go away?
On the combined pill I always opted for the 7 day pill gap to have my periods I really dont like the idea of not having my periods. Every time I took a long break from the pill I had fluid retention for the first couple of months then it would settle down.
I’m trying to weigh up options before I make a decision so I’d like to get another opinion